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*miE OF Mt^ 

Volume 2 


Plainville, Mass., Nov. 10, 1921 

Number 21 


The above picture is another of a 
series of photographs taken through- 

oul tli" plant <iiul shows the young 
ladies through whose hands all bags 
must pass for inspection before ship- 
ping to the customers. This is a very 
important part in the making of a 
mesh bag. .Miss Bertha (joyette, who 
is in charge of this department has 
been with the Whiting & Davis Co. 
lor 10 years. 


II was indeed a treat Thursday 
evening, Oct. 27th, to hear among the 
others. Mr. Samuel Yauelain of the 
Baldwin Locomotive Works. Phila- 
delphia, at a gathering of the Assoc- 
iated Industries of .Massachusetts, 
held, in the Copley Plaza, Boston, de- 
liver an address full of pep, encour- 
agement and initiative regarding the 
general industrial situation in this 

Those who have followed the career 
of this Industrial Giant, know well he 
practices what he preached that 
night. To those present he said with 
all the emphasis he wafl capable of 

"Go gel the Orders, they are yours, 

and more than can be tilled, for the 
man who is determined to go to it." 

Cont'd page 2. col. 1 

Song of Metal Mesh 

From the Vikings bold and the 
Knights of old 

To the modern lady-fair, 
A tapering thread of metal bright 

lias become like a silver hair. 

At anvil and armorer's forge. 
The first rough work was done — 

And the links were crude for a pur- 
pose rude. 
As they fashioned them, one by one. 

Then ho, for the tribal wars ! 

Sing ho, for the Geat Crusadi 
And f'e march of Time rolled on, 

To tiie Kira of Arts and Trades! 

There is nothing so magic as Time. 

There was never a wizard like Man. 
From a coat of mail to a fairy veil 

These two have bridged the span. 

Prom a coat of mail —to a fairy veil ! 

Behold! It has come to pass — 
For we weave our metals as dainty- 

As cobwebs on the grass ! 

— II. L. A 

The New Tags. 


All Whiting & Davis Mesh IV 
will shortly carry an identification 
tag either in blue or white. 

The blue tag will be attacl ed to all 
bags of "Whiting" soldered mesh. 

The white tag will be attached to 

ill other Whiting & Davis mesh bags. 

The principal object of these t 

is to furnish to dealer and consumer 
an easily seen and unmistakable 
means of : 

1st, identifying Whiting & Davis 
Mesh Bags, and 

2nd ,a method of distinguishing at 
a glance between Whiting 4c Davis 
bags of soldered mesh, and the oi ti- 

Each of the two bags will carry ap- 
propriate text; and particular men- 
tion will be made of these merchan- 
dising tags in our national advertis- 
ing to the consumer. Prospective 
purchasers of Whiting & Davis Mesh 
Bags will be told to look for the blue 
or white tag when buying a mesh bag. 

In addition to Ibis means of iden- 
tification the recently designed trade- 
mark will be stamped on the frame 
of every Whiting & Davis hair. Men- 
tion of this will be made, also, in our 
national advertising. 

With these means of assuring the 
woman about to buy a mesh bag that 
the one she holds in her hand is a 
genuine Whiting & Davis product, 
there is certainly a strong personal in- 
centive for each one of as to try that 
his or her bit of work in each bag is 
up to the Whiting & Davis guaran 
tee and tradition of superior quality. 

Let 's do it ! 


Note: Look for th Ad-Man 's talk 
in each of the Wadco News. lie will 
have something interesting to tell 


There are approximately 50,000 
people employed in the cotton mills 

in the Providence District this year. 
againsl a rising 39,000 last year at 

this time. 

«'ADCO N E \ 

Wadco News 




by Employ — Whiting «t 
Plaiu\ille. Mass. 
:oe H. B. Rowan 

Associate Editors 

Hattie Goodwin ' ileboro 

Frances Penniman » .etory 

Phoebe Ha^ry S I'd M M 

Rita Abra - UnaoPd Met Dt 

Bartoa Mesh 1 

Ted Ptterson 
Erwin Sylvia 
Frank Brown :<■ h L>- 

Fr»n "America! Woolen Booster' 

we are to make our prices low 
_ • be attractive in the world 's 
ma: beta f we are to sell our prod- 
ts at the ends of the . man- 

agement and men must j"in hand- I 
achieve this result. Their inter sts 
cannot be separated, for on the pr 
of manufacturing depend the wj _ 
of worh n the plentiful produc- 

tion of goods depends this cheap 
tributi' saneni No little 

putes. No petty jea". - s Xo need- 
■ misunderstandings should be al- 
d to obstruct our industrial pro- 
- - 

Wtilmm If. Wood. 


If you think you're beaten, you are. 
If vou think vou dare not. y 
don "t. 
If you'd likr- I - .1. but think you 

■u won't. 
If you think you'll lose, you're 
_ - -u'11 find 

- with the - 
It's all in the state of mind. 

>(~d from pase 1. col. 1 

ly a i. - - red 

Mr. Vauilaiii returned from a trip 
abroad wi- U NKt.<K)0 worth of or- 
ders in his j' This man, than 
whom the Industrial World can show 

iment of health, 
thusiasm. and a true believer in in- 

lith Hartma: I II tto: — If 

right, do 

Ida, and 

. to l>e 

If you can keep your head when all 
about you 
Are los - rs and blaming it on 

If you can trust yourself when all 
men doubt you. 
But make al for »th< 

doulr _ 
If you can wait and not be tired by 
Or being lied about, don't deal in 
Or being hated don't give way to 

And yet don "t look too good, nor talk 

If you can make, one heap of all your 
winnr . - 
And risk it on one turn of pitch- 
And lose, and start again at your be- 

ginni: § 
And never breathe a word about your 

If you can force your heart and nerve 
and sinew 
To serve your term long after they 
are gone. 

1 so hold on when there is nothing 
in you 
Ex - *he Will which says 1 
1 on!' 

If you can talk with - and keep 

lr virtue. 
Or walk with K _ — sc The 

«nmon touch. 
If neit! er foes nor loving friends can 
hurt you. 
If all men count with you. bat nom 
too much : 
If yon < -an fill the unforgiving minute 
With sixty seconds' wt.rth of dis- 
tance run, 
Tours B rth and - :ig 

that's in it. 
And — which is m<>: — nil be a 
Man. my son. 

Rudyard Kiplinj. 

Mrs. Joseph Brown ex- 

press the if herself 

and family for the kind: — - >wn by 
Whiting A: Davis emp - during 

her recent be: -nt in the los> 

her husband. 

it whe- - 
re ther* - - ^uch 

--n in Ma- 
deira. They are drawn by bull 
and ar»- on runners, which glide over 
the rough cobble stones with which 
the in that Island are paved. 

The Ford is my Auto: I shall i 
want another: It maketh me to lie 
down beneath it: it soureth my soul: 
It leadeth me in the pa*hs of ridicule 
for its name sak 

Y-a. Tho" I ride through the - 
I am towed up the hills for I : 
much evil : 

Thy rods and thy engine discom- 
fort me. 

I anoint thy tires with pa ay 

radiator runneth over. 

I prepare for blow-outs in th- 
ence of mine enenr 

if this t*»ii s >w m* a'l 

the days of my life. I shall dwel 1 
the bughouse forever. 


Wonders of the Stag's rowning 


The stag's antlers are one of t»»e 
»f nature, 
great horns are grown and shed 
every year. The whole of these great 
masses of solid bone, which in many 
species of deer are heavier than the 
entire skeleton of a man. grow to | 
fection in two or three month - 
are shed after the ----- of 
love-making in the autumn. 

If you saw a full-grown stag 
early spring you w^uld notice that. 

-ad of great branching hor 
head bears nothing but two 
fur-covered kn l Al !a~- 

er tiny antlers have begun to sorout. 
They are still only a few inches in 
length, and are covered with a downv 

A Mirack of Nature 

After two months or so the star: 
crowned with a pair of full-grown 
antlers, bearing one branch for each 
year of his life. He - them 

through the summer and early au- 
tumn, when he fights the heroic bat- 
tles which take place in the courting 
season. Then the roots of the ant. 
wither, and one day they are shed 

How he manages to grow the^ 
huge bones in the space of a few 

s is a riddle that has never been 
solved. We know what a bad tim 
child has when it is growing bone in 
the form of teeth. Yet the stag gr 
bone weighing more than hundr - 
of teeth every year of his life, and 
apparently feels no worse for the ex- 




Vikw iv Rear of Factoev 

The above picture was taken in the 
rear of the factory and shows the 
woods stripped of their foliage. Few 
c;i" look at scores such as this and 
not appreciate what' nature has done 
for New England. We who art 1 liv- 
}-\<i in the midst of it hardly give it 
passing attention. With many it is 
only when others come In re from less 
interesting parts and our attention is 
called to it that we feel that here is a 
good place to live and work. 


Just a line or two in regard to tin 
change of passageway in the factory. 
Perhaps the idea is alright, but, we 
wonder if "Mr. Morgan" who su<r- 
jrestcd the above rule, stopped to con- 
sider the danger some of our lives 
would he in case of fire, by only hav- 
ing one exit. 

Ed. Note: The stairway in auestion 
is closed at the time of starting am' 
stopping of the day's work on ac- 
count of its being a dangerous stair- 
way (a narrow and winding one). In 
case of fire all exits can he used. The 
State Fire Inspectors see to this. 

Learn to laugh ; a good laugh is 

better than medicine. 

Learn how to tell a story ; a good 
story, well told, is as welcome ;is a 
sunbeam in a sick-room. 

Learn to keep your own troubles to 
yourself; the world is too busy to 
care for your ills and sorrows. 

Learn to stop croaking; if you can- 
not see any good in the world, keep 
the bad to yourself. 

Learn to hide your aches and pains 
under pleasant smiles; no one cares 
to hear whether you have headaches. 
earaches, or rheumatism. 

Learn to meet your friends with 
a smile, a good-humored man or wo- 
man is always welcome, but the dys- 
peptic is not wanted anywhere. 

Above all, give pleasure; lose no 
chance of giving pleasure. 

You will pass through this world 
but once. 

Any good thing, therefore, that you 
can do, or any kindness that you can 
show to any human being, you had 
better do it now; do not defer or 
neglect it. 

For you will not pass this way 

It is with heartfelt gratitude that 
I wish to thank all my friends and 
shopmates for their kindness to me 
during my illness. Especially do I 
wish to thank all those who contribut- 
ed toward the many beautiful Mowers 
which 1 received while at the hospi- 

—Bertha G. Cotr, /»'. /. X. 

The patrons of the Factory Restau- 
rant would appreciate the Bryant & 
Stratton graduates smoking outside 
rather than at the tables. 

We have an inquiry from one who 
wonders if the H. C. L. gives one the 
right to do home work and draw re- 
lief. If so, it pays to join the relief. 


Sarah Gomes was always with us at 
the noon hour, hut of late "Sadie" 

RT»< ds this hour elsewhere. We all 
miss her. 

Corina, did you forget to wash the 
ends of your sash .' Or accidentally 
soil them? We noticed you scrubbing 

away like a real washer-woman ! 

One noon hour Mrs. Goodwin came 
Strolling into the factory as if she had 
all the time in the world. Someone 
said, "How's it happen you're here 
so early?" The lady hardly brew how 
to reply. But finally after gazing at 
the clock (the best in town. Mr. 
Heintz says) she realized it was only 
12.50. Her own. "little keeper" read 
1.10 p. m. 



A jolly time lots of fun 
With a crowd, you know. 
So away rmon an outing 
Frances thought she'd <ro. 

Dressed herself in rubber boots 
Higher than her knees. 
Put R hat upon her head 
" How do I look in these? ' 

Then catching up a pail 
Down to the shore she went 
"Now I'll get some oysters." 

Was her hold comment. 

Oyst' rs saw her coming 
Scuttled out of sisrht. 
Qu'ck she grabbed a few 
And held with all her might. 

To walk upon a strip of mud 
She though! 'twould be a "cinch". 
Then found herself stuck East, 
And couldn't move an inch. 

Pictures of brides appeal to Marie, 

She gazes in rapture and exclaims. 

"Oh. Gee! 
Isn't she sweet. Oh. say ! 
I'd like to get married every day." 

Annie's chair is vacant. 

Sle decided far to roam 

And in the groves of California 

To make her future home. 

One of the fastest workers, 
And many stories she told, 
Oh, yes. indeed, we miss her. 
And the candy that she sold. 

— //. Goodwin. 



WANTED, A MAID. One who 
fully understands the art of hair- 
dressing. Replies addressed to Nel- 
lie A. Nellie finds it would be more 
profitable to have a hairdresser than 
to spend so many hours with the rags 
and curling irons. 

What is the great attraction at At- 
tleboro Palls, Nellie? There must be 
something, when you will walk both 
ways to see the little boy. 

Brownie: "Al. get me some candy. 

will you? " 

Al: "What kind do you waul ?" 
Brownie: •"Oh. anything soft that 

1 can chew." 


.Men and Girls' Contest, Oct. 21st 

I.') 87 77 2:i9 

84 89 92 265 
To 74 76 225 
lis so 88 236 
83 79 84 246 

413 381 417 1211 

-i) 90 94 264 

94 83 80 257 

71 7!) 66 216 

85 -7 86 258 

86 86 84 256 

416 425 410 1251 


Mill' p, 
( 'ooke. 

K vans. 

The girls on the inspecting bench 
are talking of donating a dictionary 

for the use of those who are asked to 
■• please elucidate." 

1 love that little girl named "Anna". 
With her hair like a "Bolshevik Ban- 
And her eyes of true blue. 
They thrill me clear thru — 
In a "come and gel me'* manner. 

Phoebe of the Soldered Mesh Dept. 
is h.ftily preparing as "Teller." to 

the Wadco as well as inspector. The 
mesh needs your inspection. Phoebe — 
quit telling. 

The girls would like to know what 
is under the benches thai is so at- 
tractive to Horace. Any explanation 

offered .' 

T would like to know how many 
girls are so nice when al a public 
dance that they cannot speak to their 
shopmates. Please raise your hands. 
(Signed A Shopmate. 


Ralph Morgan 


By Ralph Morgan. 
Our party of five left on the mid- 
night express for Rome, from Naples. 
Arriving early next morning at eight, 

we bought return tickets at once as 
a precaution, and then set out, with 
six dollars each, to see everything- in 

We just explored the Colisseum, 
which is a vast structure, much larg- 
er than anticipated. In the after- 
noon we went through the Pantheon, 
which is not nearly as impressive as 
we had imagined. 

The second day we visited the min- 
or attractions, and finished with a 
long inspection of the Forum ruins. 

The last day we rode out for three 
miles on the famous Appian Way 
and explored the Catacombs, where 
we went hundreds of feet under 
ground. That afternoon we crossed 
the Tiber and rode out to the Vatican 
and St. Peter's Cathedral, which we 
considered the most magnificenl 
buildings of their kind in Rome. Sure 
we were '-(lead-broke" when we 
reached Naples, and suggested to a 
boat -man that it would be good exer 
cise for him to row us out to our ship, 
which he did. 

Ralph Morgan is now working in 
the Coloring Room at his old job. 

Girls, let us all get togethei and 
from now on cut and join our bags 
riuhl at the Starl and no orders will 
lay on the shelf for repairs. Good 
dope, girls. 

Mayshaw never knew what a real 
kiss was until he got one on the wax- 
home from the late Rube Ball. Ask 
him to tell you about it. 

Annie E. "Can 1 use your powder. 
Anna ." 

A Mia S. "No!" 

Annie B. "Why?" 

Anna. " Because it costs me one dol- 
lar a box." 

Doris M — n seems rather unsettled 
. as to her position not grammatically 
speaking, or regarding her employ- 
ment, but nevertheless she seems to 
have adopted the Full Fashioned po- 
sition. This is an individual view- 

Ask Annie Esau how she enjoys 
riding in a Cadillac. She says she 
don't know which she likes best. doe. 
Walter or Harry. 

Vange always has a smile for every- 
one, but it can't beat the broad grin 
she wears when she spies her beau. 

Lena and Gene have postponed 
their engagement. We wonder what 
Al thinks of it all. Brownie says shell 
never trust another man. 

■Have you washed vour face, my 

"Yes, mother." 

"Combed your hair?*' 

••Yes, mother." 

"Did you say your morning pray- 


? " 

"Well, I said the same one Katie 


"AVhat was the prayer, my dear?" 

"0 Lord, how I hate to get up." 

Lillian, where did you get that 
broad grin that you wear lately? Did 
it come when Dandy paid your fare 
on the car the other night .' 

Xo, Ethel isn't engaged to Clarence 
B. He is only a big brother to her. 

Elizabeth is sure enjoying her 
quart of milk a day and in time we 
hope tosee you reach Eva's size. 

We wonder what Airs. R. was doing 
with the balloons at the Brockton 

If you want to get Annie's goat, 
just tell her you are a bag short or an 
order, and then wait and see. 

We are all after the patent of Mrs. 
Casey's wash wringer.